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Bible Basics with Br. Casey
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Catholic Boot Camp
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
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Bible Basics with Br. Casey
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Catholic Boot Camp
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Bible Basics with Br. Casey
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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Discussion of Pope Francis's Encyclical
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Catholic Boot Camp
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si'
Our Care for Creation Committee invites all to a discussion of Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment and human ecology.

On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si'
Our Care for Creation Committee invites all to a discussion of Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment and human ecology.

Please join us on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 pm in the church. Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. will be presenting and leading our discussion. Everyone is invited to attend - whether you've had a chance to read the encyclical or not, it makes no difference! For more information, please contact Rob Goraieb at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org. 

The encyclical is available online and in PDF form at the Vatican's website, and available in book form through the USCCB and many other online outlets. You can also contact Rob for all of the links related to the encyclical, as well as for additional information.

 
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. is sharing what it is like to be a Franciscan friar in the 21st century through his blog and new YouTube channel.

Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. is sharing what it is like to be a Franciscan friar in the 21st century through his blog and new YouTube channel.

Follow Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. as he discusses a wide range of topics, reflecting on the Church and spirituality, as well as society and culture. His purpose is to share the experience of joining religious life today and promoting vocations to the priesthood. In his narratives and videos, he will be describing the life of a Franciscan friar in the 21st century.

Follow Br. Casey by visiting his blog: http://breakinginthehabit.org and his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcdVPVsJRxAVKq4vY0NYeg

 
Young Adult Ministry
We would like to invite all college aged students to join us for dinner and an opportunity to hang out together and discuss their thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, including their relationship with God.

Young Adult Ministry
We would like to invite all college aged students to join us for dinner and an opportunity to hang out together and discuss their thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, including their relationship with God.

Please join us in the Parish Center dining hall on Tuesday evenings, beginning June 16th at 7:00 pm. Brother Casey will be leading this group of 18 - 25 year old young adults, he has some great ideas for summer plans and would like input from the group as well. 

Please contact Sheila Noble in the Religious Education office, at 703.221.3127 with any questions. Bring a friend along! 

 
Now What? Discover: Salvation
Salvation is reflected in God's activities in bringing humans into a right relationship with God and one another, through Jesus Christ.

Now What? Discover: Salvation
Salvation is reflected in God's activities in bringing humans into a right relationship with God and one another, through Jesus Christ.

We are saved from the consequences of sin and given eternal life. It is in the activity of the person Jesus (his life, ministry, teachings, death and resurrection) that God is revealed to us.

To learn more and discover four important characteristics of  Salvation, please click on the Now What ? banner above.


 
Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
This conference aims to generate a deeper discussion of the approach to combat human trafficking within the Catholic community and provide a forum for continuing collaboration into the future.

Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
This conference aims to generate a deeper discussion of the approach to combat human trafficking within the Catholic community and provide a forum for continuing collaboration into the future.

Please join us July 9th - 10th at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., Answering Pope Francis's Call: An American Catholic Response to Modern-Day Slavery. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities, U.S.A, and Catholic Charities, Washington D.C., this two-day conference serves to answer Pope Francis's call for members of the Catholic faith around the world to fight against human trafficking. By bringing together clergy, Catholic Charities staff, religious members, and lay parishioners, this conference hopes to generate a cohesive response to human trafficking within the United States. Participants will engage in discussions about general trends in domestic human trafficking, best practices in working with task forces and service providers, root causes of human trafficking, and advocacy around state and federal policy. Our parish is honored to have been invited to speak on a panel.

Please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228 for more information.  

 

 

 
Bible Basics
The Bible is the most important book any Catholic can own. What other book brings us the word of God?

Bible Basics
The Bible is the most important book any Catholic can own. What other book brings us the word of God?

With 73 books and more than 1600 pages, many Catholics find the Bible overwhelming, confusing, and even boring. Does this sound like you? Don't be afraid, you're not alone! Many people struggle to read the Bible because they have never been taught how to read it.

Join Br. Casey for an interesting and engaging look at the history, literature, theology and social aspects of the whole Bible. Br. Casey will use videos, pictures, activities, and even humor to give every parishioner, young and old, the confidence to read the Bible on a regular basis. Classes will meet on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm in the St. Catherine Room, beginning on June 3rd and running through July 15th. 

 
Catholic Boot Camp
What does it mean to be Catholic?

Catholic Boot Camp
What does it mean to be Catholic?

What is in the Bible? Who wrote it? When was it written? How did the Church form through key, historical time periods? What is behind what we believe as Catholic Christians?

Br. Casey will be addressing these topics and more on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 pm in the St. Catherine Room, beginning on June 7th and running through July 19th.

 
First Friday
First Friday
First Friday The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction will take place on Friday morning, July 3rd, immediately following the 8:45 am Mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 12:00 noon.
Pope Francis Encyclical Letter
Pope Francis Encyclical Letter
Pope Francis Encyclical Letter If you would like to read Pope Francis's new, just-released encyclical on the environment and human ecology,  On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si'), please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org.
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey Follow Br. Casey's Journey as a Franciscan

Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. is sharing what it is like to be a Franciscan friar in the 21st century through his blog and new YouTube channel.

Follow Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. as he discusses a wide range of topics, reflecting on the Church and spirituality, as well as society and culture. His purpose is to share the experience of joining religious life today and promoting vocations to the priesthood. In his narratives and videos, he will be describing the life of a Franciscan friar in the 21st century.

Follow Br. Casey by visiting his blog: http://breakinginthehabit.org and his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcdVPVsJRxAVKq4vY0NYeg
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class Our next class will be held on Sunday, July 12th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry "Often the answers to our prayers doesn't come when we are down on our knees but while we're on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us." The call is out for those who would like to talk about joining Stephen Ministry. The next class for formation starts this Fall. Please call 703.221.4312 and then press 4 to inquire. How will you "serve"? 
Serving Meals to the Homeless
Serving Meals to the Homeless
Serving Meals to the Homeless It is time once again for St. Francis parish to assist in providing dinner to the families at the Hilda Barg Shelter in Woodbridge. We will be serving the week of July 19th through July 25th. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to serve. Sign-up sheets and more information are available in the vestibule of the church. For more details, please contact Francia at 703.221.6344. Thank you for your continued generosity in helping those who do not have as much as many of us do.
Be a Catechist
Be a Catechist
Be a Catechist Be a Catechist! We are in need of Catechists for grades 1st - 8th for our Religious Education Program. Please volunteer for this wonderful ministry. No experience is necessary, training will be provided and ongoing support will be available. For more information, please contact Marianne Hayes, DRE at 703.221.3127 or recoor@stfrncis.org.
4th of July Parade
4th of July Parade
4th of July Parade St. Francis' Cub Scout Pack 1385 will be marching in this year's Dale City 4th of July parade at 10:00 am. You are invited to come and cheer the Pack on, or if you are of Cub Scout age (rising 1st - 5th graders) welcome to join the Pack and march! For more information please contact Chanel Marquis (Membership Chair) at awlk2rmberva@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.pack1385triangle.scoutlander.com.

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